Henry Fairfax
Before joining Concord Academy as its 11th head of school in July 2022, Henry Fairfax was the founding head of school at Revolution School in Philadelphia, where he was responsible for appointing the founding educators and core academic team, curriculum development and design, and establishing effective advancement strategies in support of their commitment to provide access to all deserving students. Under his leadership, Revolution School earned its license and initial accreditation in record time and moved to a new, permanent home in Center City Philadelphia. Prior to Revolution, Fairfax overhauled the admissions and fundraising operations at Girard College in Philadelphia, a tuition-free boarding school that enrolls underserved youth from single-parent/guardian homes, as its vice president of enrollment management and institutional advancement. He also served as director of admissions at The Haverford School in Haverford, Penn. (his alma mater), director of the Foundations Program at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md., and program director for the Middle Grades Partnership, an enrichment program he developed with funding from the Baltimore Community Foundation. Fairfax has also taught English and coached basketball. A graduate of Drexel University, where he majored in marketing, Fairfax played four years of Division I basketball and served as captain his senior year, earning a trip to the NCAA NIT Tournament. He holds an M.Ed. in school leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a university mentor within its Graduate School of Education.